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HMS London (F95)

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Name  HMS London
Operator  Royal Navy
Commissioned  5 June 1987
Construction started  7 February 1983
Length  148 m
Displacement  5.3 million kg
Builder  Yarrow Shipbuilders
Namesake  London
Laid down  7 February 1983
Decommissioned  14 January 1999
Launched  27 October 1984
Weight  5,300 tons
Draft  6.4 m
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HMS London was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy, originally named Bloodhound but renamed London at the request of the Lord Mayor of London.

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She was flagship of the Royal Navy task force during the First Gulf War in 1991.

She was decommissioned on 14 January 1999 and sold to the Romanian Navy on 14 January 2003, being commissioned as Regina Maria on 21 April 2005 after Queen Marie of Romania, wife of King Ferdinand I of Romania. Before the sale the Sea Wolf and Exocet missile systems were removed, and the only armament the ship had when delivered was two 30mm BMARC cannons and two three-tube ASW torpedo launchers. The Romanian Navy had a 76mm Oto-Melera gun system fitted forward where the Exocets had been mounted, but no missile systems, or additional weapons have been fitted. There has since been some controversy over the price at which Romania purchased the ship.

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Commanding Officers

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  • 1986-1987: Captain Robert Fisher RN
  • 1987-1989: Captain Douglas Littlejohns RN
  • 1989-1990: Captain James Taylor RN
  • 1990-1991: Captain Iain Henderson RN
  • 1991-1992: Captain Mark Stanhope RN
  • 1992-1994: Captain Timothy McClement RN
  • 1994-1996: Commander Alan Brooks RN
  • 1996-1998: Commander Iain Greenlees RN
  • 1998-1999: Commander Thomas McBarnet RN
  • Publications

    HMS London (F95) HMS LONDON F95 ShipSpottingcom Ship Photos and Ship Tracker
  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. 

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    HMS London (F95) HMS London F 95 Type 22 Broadsword class Guided Missile Frigate

    References

    HMS London (F95) Wikipedia


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